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Last updated: March 22, 2017

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GEER 2017 - Advancing Science, Restoring the Everglades
April 17-21, 2017 in Coral Springs, FL

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Greater Everglades science continues to be a foundation element for Everglades restoration and management. Building on the successful Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) conferences in 2015 and before, GEER 2017 will address the most pressing and complex science issues that we face now and into the future of restoration - a future that includes climate change, threats from invasive species, altered hydrology, development pressure, and degraded water quality. Visit the GEER 2017 conference website for more information.


New Publications

Featured Web Sites

screenshot of viewerEverglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) for Support of Biological and Ecological Assessments
Carbonate Aquifer Characterization Laboratory websiteCarbonate Aquifer Characterization Laboratory - promoting collaborative research on carbonate aquifer characterization between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Florida Water Science Center (Davie office) and other governmental scientific agencies and academia.
Visit the Everglades National Park Critical Ecosystem Studies Initiative (CESI) website.
The South Florida Watershed Journal: a daily passport into the inner realm of south Florida's water cycle and interconnected watersheds.

New Data

Data Exchange

Looking for data? Visit our Data Exchange page for links to data listed by topic.

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Evapotranspiration Data Over Spatially Extensive Plant Communities (Blue Cypress Marsh data added)

Carbon Exchange Data Between the Atmosphere and Subtropical Forested Cypress and Pine Wetlands

New 2015 Data added to South Florida Hydrology Data Download

Near-Surface Water-Quality Surveys of the Caloosahatchee River and Downstream Estuaries, Florida, USA (September 22, 2016 posted)

Ecosystem History Access Database (updated March, 2015)


Aquatic Cycling of Mercury in the Everglades (ACME)

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) are pleased to announce the completion and posting of the Aquatic Cycling of Mercury in the Everglades (ACME) database.

This database comprises data from all ACME researchers, now sited in one central data set (presently, 61 parameters and 281 sites) to promote its use by interested stakeholders.

Welcome to the South Florida Information Access (SOFIA) Website. South Florida is one of several study areas within USGS Priority Ecosystems Science (PES; formerly "Place-Based Studies"). PES was established to enable the USGS to enhance its scientific assistance to resource managers who require an improved scientific information base to resolve or prevent complex resource conflicts or environmental problems in specific ecosystem sites.

For an overview of the website, either search the site for specific words or topics, or visit the "About SOFIA" page. Access information on projects by title, investigator, or by region. The data exchange site contains data related to all of the projects. The publications database that contains Open File Reports, Fact Sheets, and other publications for our projects.

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